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Chhattisgarh News
Chhattisgarh to build one lakh toilets in three months
24-08-2014

RAIPUR: About one lakh domestic toilets will be constructed in Chhattisgarh and tap connections will be given to 87,400 houses during the next three months. Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) has prepared an action plan for it.

In view of sanitation in villages, Chief Minister Raman Singh had directed the Public Health Engineering Department to prepare action plan for the next three months for construction of domestic toilets.

PHED secretary Ganesh Shankar Mishra, through video conferencing held meeting of collectors and officers of the department in all districts in this respect on Saturday. In the meeting Mishra said that the department had prepared three-month action plan, in which a target for construction of 99,450 concrete toilets in houses and to give tap connection to 87,400 houses has been made. He instructed officers to implement the action plan promptly. He said, on the instructions of central government, the state government has decided to observe national cleanliness awareness week in Chhattisgarh from September 26 to October 2 next.

The chief minister, through video conferencing last week had directed all divisional commissioners and collectors to make preparations soon for the implementation of the priorities declared by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Chhattisgarh. He had also directed to speed up construction of domestic toilets in villages and implementation of Nal-Jal Yojana for supply of pure drinking water. In this line, the PHED secretary has given necessary guidelines to collectors and chief engineers, superintending engineers and executive engineers of his department on the proposed action plan.

He told the officers that in the national cleanliness awareness week, wide arrangement for bringing awareness about cleanliness would be made by linking ministers, members of parliament and MLAs in this campaign.

In the gram sabhas to be organised on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, proposals would be passed for construction of toilets in all houses of each village through Gram Panchayats. Besides, in the houses, where toilets have been constructed, pledge will be taken for use of them.